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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain

A Reader

by Antoinette Burton

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Colonization & independence,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Political science & theory,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Political Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Textbooks,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Government - Comparative,
  • World - General,
  • History / World,
  • History : Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Political Science / Foreign Legal Systems,
  • Political Science : Government - Comparative,
  • General,
  • 1837-1901,
  • 19th century,
  • Colonies,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • Politics and government,
  • Social conditions,
  • Sources

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9655109M
    ISBN 100312293356
    ISBN 109780312293352

    Rather documents including D. A daguerreotype of a Victorian couple in the mid-nineteenth century The centrality of the family was a dominant feature for all classes. Many, especially those by Charles Dickensare still read today. British EmpireMap showing the British Empire at its greatest extent. Britain became the richest country in the world, but many people worked long hours in harsh conditions. She and her husband,… During the Victorian periodBritain was a powerful nation with a rich culture.

    One leaves it grateful to have left the worst times behind, yet with the uneasy recognition that many of their toughest contradictions remain embedded in our own. Its engineering firms were in worldwide demand for designing and constructing railways. Usage terms This material can only be used for research and private study purposes. These figures, however, mask an enormous contrast. Melodrama —which featured evil villains, virtuous heroines, and intricate plots—was the most important and most popular genre early on; later, sensation drama became popular. Second, the spiritual reform closely linked to evangelical Christianity, including both the Nonconformist sects, such as the Methodists, and especially the evangelical or Low Church element in the established Church of England, typified by Lord Shaftesbury —

    While race, religion, region, and occupation were all meaningful aspects of identity and status, the main organizing principles of Victorian society were gender and class. The public conscience was more instructed, and the content of liberty was being widened to include something more than freedom from political constraint New scientific discoveries were being made almost daily, and for the first time, newspapers were affordable to almost everyone, so scientific knowledge spread like wildfire among all classes. Furthermore, state involvement meant higher taxes and higher taxes were said to hamper both business and job creation. The quality of political debate in Victorian Britain, in newspapers and in both houses of parliament, was also very high. It lost far more over the next half century to the steady drip of emigration to Britain, the Americas and Australia.


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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain by Antoinette Burton Download PDF Ebook

There was the sentimentalism of penny novelettes, the melodrama of the tabloid press, the tawdry aesthetics of chocolate boxes, and the overstuffed domesticity of button-backed furniture, festoon blinds and flock wallpaper. Railways had a major impact on industrialization.

Most women over age 30 got the right to vote in Prior tothe Legislative Council comprised 44 members from 22 two-member provinces until a constitutional committee recommended the council be re-organised to the current system.

Stanley, who was and remains a controversial figure, was also a professional journalist. The Legislative Assembly currently sits for fixed four-year terms. Late in the period, Britain began to decline as a global political and economic power relative to other major powers, particularly the United States, but this decline was not acutely noticeable until after World War II.

Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader

Patmore's model was widely copied — by Charles Dickens, for example. Wolffe also usefully reminds us of the time lag between the writing of nineteenth-century hymnody and its displacement of the dominant pre-nineteenth-century tradition of metrical psalm singing.

Once a charter was obtained, there was little government regulation, as laissez-faire and private ownership had become accepted practices. No women could legally vote in parliamentary elections until almost 18 years after Victoria's death - and the queen herself Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain book no suffragist.

All scholars will in future have to pay close attention to his findings. Another form of entertainment involved "spectacles" where paranormal events, such as mesmerismcommunication with the dead by way of mediumship or channelingghost conjuring and the like, were carried out to the delight of crowds and participants.

Instead, they should dominate in the realm of domestic life, focused on the care of the family, the husband, the children, the household, religion, and moral behavior. The public school became a model for gentlemen and public service.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Victorian Studies The Victorian era saw considerable expenditure on monuments to civic pride.

It had a stable government, a growing state, and an expanding franchise. The conflict marked a rare breach in the Pax Britannicathe period of relative peace — that existed among the Great Powers of the time, and especially in Britain's interaction with them.

Middle-class reformers did their best to assist the working classes' aspirations to middle-class norms of "respectability".

Politics of Victoria

The educational system was mediocre; the main universities outside Scotland were likewise mediocre. Much of the Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain book was due to the increasing industrialisation, especially in textiles and machinery, as well as to the worldwide network of trade and engineering that produced profits for British merchants, and exports from[ clarification needed ] across the globe.

The goal was to ensure that Russia could not benefit from the declining status of the Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain book Empire, [16] a strategic consideration known as the Eastern Question.

This sketch is from an issue of Punchprinted in November that year. Ireland would not get home rule in Victoria's lifetime, but it set the political agenda unlike any other issue.

Byrates had fallen to a penny a ton mile for coal, at speeds of up to fifty miles an hour. The home became a refuge from the harsh world; middle-class wives sheltered their husbands from the tedium of domestic affairs. Formal national politics was dominated by two major parties, the Liberal Party and the Conservative or Tory Party.

He put these words into the mouth of a spoof peer of the realm in the comic opera 'Iolanthe', which he wrote with Arthur Sullivan in Melodrama —which featured evil villains, virtuous heroines, and intricate plots—was the most important and most popular genre early on; later, sensation drama became popular.

Although initially developed in the early years of the 19th century, gas lighting became widespread during the Victorian era in industry, homes, public buildings and the streets.

It was much discussed for several decades, and had its journal edited by William Stewart Ross — the Agnostic Journal and Eclectic Review. Britain managed to modernize its political system without succumbing to the political revolutions that afflicted virtually all of its European competitors.

Men were meant to participate in politics and in paid work, while women were meant to run households and raise families.Jan 12,  · Read "The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain Masculinity, Political Culture and the Struggle for Women's Rights" by Ben Griffin available from Rakuten Kobo.

This groundbreaking history of Victorian politics, feminism and parliamentary reform challenges traditional assumptions Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Oct 18,  · Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader is the first source book to track the role the British Empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life. Unlike most other books on this subject, the reader also highlights women’s contributions to both domestic and imperial questions, and takes account of colonial men’s and women’s activities as well.

How and why should we study Victorian Britain? The answer to this question used to be quite straightforward.

It was the Victorian contribution to modern politics which stood out above all else.

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Today we are not so sure. This book suggest that politics are still central, but must be more broadly construed, as a pervasive part of Victorian culture as a whole.Jun pdf,  · Buy Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader by Professor Antoinette Burton (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low 4/5(1).In Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader, editor, Antoinette Burton accomplishes a great service for scholars and students of the British Empire.

Burton’s collection of .The central feature of Victorian-era politics is the search for reform and improvement, including both the ebook personality and society.

Three powerful forces were at work. First was the rapid rise of the middle class, in large part displacing the complete control long exercised by the tjarrodbonta.comed by: Edwardian era.